National Speed Awareness Course (NSAC)

Preparations for the UK leaving the EU may affect traffic and travel around the county. You must make sure you check journey times well before you travel, and plan your journey accordingly.


18 April 2019: the driver education booking system will be unavailable from 7:30pm until 12:30am on 19 April. We cannot process bookings during this time period, we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

To attend this course you must have received a letter from the police.

Drivers that attend this course significantly reduce their chances of being involved in a crash and of being caught for the same offence in the next 2 to 3 years.

The course lasts 4 hours, and includes tea and coffee at registration, and a further break will be provided. It takes place in a classroom type setting.

You can attend only one National Speed Awareness course in 3 years. Any further offending will be dealt with by prosecution.

The course trainers have professional driver training backgrounds and follow national guidelines. The police do not participate in the course.

You can take the course in other areas in the UK, just search the police DORS website to attend a course outside of Kent.

Further information on this course can be found at National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme website

Before attending the Speed Awareness course you must:

For information about how we use and share your personal information for the purpose of booking a driver education course, read our privacy statement.

Before booking your course please make sure you have the means to pay at the time of booking. You may book online and pay by debit or credit card.

The course costs £92. This is non-refundable.

You must have your driving licence number to book your course. This can be found on your licence photo card. If you do not know your licence number, you can check it through GOV.UK's licence detail viewing service.

Book a course online

You must bring a valid photocard driving licence. If you do not have a photocard driving licence, the old style paper driving licence may be produced with another form of photographic identification.

Failure to produce photographic ID will result in no admittance onto the course and you will incur a rebooking fee.

For more information visit the NDORS website.

If you have any questions concerning your photo identification, which is a requirement to attend the course, you should contact Kent Driver Education team on 03000 41 82 82, well in advance of your course date.

If you currently have a paper licence, you may wish to apply to exchange your paper driver licence to photo driver licence.

If you have lost, damaged or had your drivers licence stolen, apply for a replacement online.

Please make sure you arrive on time.

If you are late you will not be allowed to participate. This could lead to a re-booking fee if we can offer a new course date, or your case being returned to the police.

Courses maybe held at the following venues in Kent.

Location nameAddress
Aylesford Bulls Rugby ClubAylesford Bulls Rugby Club
Jack Williams Ground
Hall Road
Aylesford
Kent
ME20 7DS

(entrance to venue via Hall Road)

If using satnav please use the road name and not the postcode).
The Cornwallis Suite (Maidstone Masonic Centre)

The Cornwallis Suite (Maidstone Masonic Centre)
Courtney Road
Maidstone
Kent
ME15 6LF

(entrance via Courtney Road)

Dartford Judo ClubDartford Judo Club
Cotton Lane
Stone
Dartford
Kent
DA2 6PD
Hall Place Enterprise CentreHall Place Enterprise Centre
Harbledown by-pass
Canterbury
Kent
CT2 9AG
Innovation Centre MedwayInnovation Centre Medway
Maidstone Road
Chatham
Kent
ME5 9FD
Oakwood House HotelOakwood House Hotel
Oakwood Park
Maidstone
Kent
ME16 8AE

Salomons Estate

Salomons Estate
Broomhill Road
Southborough
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN3 0TG
Singleton Environment CentreSingleton Environment Centre
Singleton
Ashford
Kent
TN23 5LW

(entrance via Wesley School Road)
The Olympic SwanleyThe Olympic Swanley
Beechenlea Lane
Swanley
Kent
BR8 8DR